Cheraw, South Carolina: Dizzy Gillespie Statue

7-ft. tall bronze statue of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, with his bent trumpet and signature puffed out cheeks.

Address:
Market St., Cheraw, SC
Directions:
Downtown in middle of the park, Market St. and 2nd Ave. southeast side.
Admission:
Free.
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Dizzy Gillespie Statue

Dizzy Gillespie Statue

The statue of Dizzy Gillespie is in the downtown area.

[Sue, 02/13/2021]

Jazz trumpeter/composer/bandleader John "Dizzy" Gillespie (1917-1993) was born and raised in Cheraw until he moved away to attend music school at age 16.

Dizzy Gillespie.

Dizzy Gillespie Statue

In the middle of downtown Cheraw is a very cool 7-ft. tall bronze statue of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie. Apparently he was born and raised in Cheraw until he moved away at 17.

The artist did an amazing job; you can see Dizzy's giant puffed-up cheeks and contorted trumpet from the street as you pass by.

[Joe Young, 09/10/2010]

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